What day of the week is this date?

Salisbury Church

You’re probably looking for a day of the week calculator. Chances are you have a date in mind and you want to find out what day of the week it was. You’re in luck! This nifty little website will help you solve your problem. Let’s face it, it’s not easy to find an old calendar just to find out what day of the week a particular day is.

It’s also possible that you might be asking the question: “What day of the week was I born?” Whatever your reason is, you’ll get the days of the week you are looking for.

As an added bonus, this website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events and birthday of popular individuals. This is useful if you’re creating a scrapbook and you want to know some important events that took place about a particular day.

This website is using the Gregorian calendar system as the basis for computing the day of the week. Dates before 1752 in some European countries were recorded as a Julian calendar date such as the one engraved in the above picture of a church tower in Salisbury, a city in England. (Photo credit: Alan Clarke) Just for fun. Try entering the date you see in the above picture and verify the day of the week.

Here are some interesting facts about the Julian and Gregorian calendars. When the Calendar Act was implemented in Britain, on September 2, 1752 the Britons slept using the old Julian calendar and woke up the following morning using the Gregorian calendar but it suddenly became September 14, 1752. They skipped 11 days overnight. Some neighboring countries made the switch to Gregorian calendar a few centuries earlier while others a few centuries later. For example, the Russians only adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918. The Greeks did not switch to it until 1923 and they have to skip 13 days instead of just 11 days.

Now, let us begin with today’s date. You may also enter a specific day using the form on the top bar. The year is optional and this website will use the current year if it is not given. All date and time computations are based on the server’s current date and time which is Friday, July 21, 2017 12:37:17 PM UTC.

July 21: Day of the Week

July 21, 2017 is the 202nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

July 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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July 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 230
    Pope Pontian succeeds Urban I as the eighteenth pope.
  • 1568
    Eighty Years’ War: Battle of Jemmingen – Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alva defeats Louis of Nassau.
  • 1718
    The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
  • 1873
    At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West.
  • 2005
    Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London’s public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.

Who were born on July 21?

  • 1858
    Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
  • 1870
    Emil Orlik, Czech painter (d. 1932)
  • 1968
    Johnnie Barnes, American football player
  • 1969
    Klaus Graf, German racing driver
  • 1978
    Josh Hartnett, American actor

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